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Nutrition and fitness

Training is once a week so it does not require a special diet, but it’s important to eat healthily and keep fit.

The race lasts for about 90 seconds and you will be absolutely heaving by the end of it. So fitness, strength and stamina is key to success… and medal wins!

To ensure you will perform at your peak on training and race days, please consider:

  • There will be around 5 races throughout race days, so in between, you will need time to recover, hydrate and eat good food.
  • Drink water, water and more water! It’s important you are hydrated.
  • Carbo loading is not advised the night before, just a normal meal is fine.
  • No drinking the night before!
  • To keep fit, interval training is good as it uses short bursts of intense energy, just like a race. Try doing burpees (even though most of us hate these!) for the length of a race.
  • It’s important that you get plenty of sleep the night before race days.
  • Stretching and warming up before training and races are important. The teams do this together.